Wichita, KS – Two Hurt in Honda Pilot Crash on I-135

Wichita, KS - Two Hurt in Honda Pilot Crash on I-135

Wichita, KS (June 2, 2024) – Two people were hurt after a single-vehicle accident in the Wichita area on Saturday, June 1. The accident took place on Interstate 135 NB near US-54 late that night around 9:24 p.m. Local reports revealed that a 2008 Honda Pilot with three occupants was traveling northbound on the interstate outside of the third lane. 

It was reported that an unknown vehicle entering from Lincoln Street attempted to change lanes toward the Honda. The driver of the Pilot, 19-year-old Leonardo Paez of Wichita, had to conduct an evasive maneuver to avoid being hit by the other motorist. Paez lost control of the SUV and hit an inside barrier wall. Emergency responders were quickly dispatched to render the necessary aid. Two passengers in the Pilot, 32-year-old Carolina Paez, and 53-year-old Mayela Peaz, also from Wichita, were transported to Ascension Via Christi St. Francis Hospital for the treatment of sustained injuries. No further information on the accident is currently available. An ongoing investigation into the cause of the crash is being managed by local law enforcement officials. 

Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.

Car Crashes in Kansas

Wichita, KS - Two Hurt in Honda Pilot Crash on I-135Although driving is a way of life for most Kansas residents, the state’s roads and highways are not always safe. The state has a large number of major collisions. Hundreds of individuals lose their lives on Kansas’s roads each year, and statistics show that 2021 ranked as the fourth deadliest year in the state for auto accidents in the past 10 years. Data from the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) revealed that 424 individuals died in 381 fatal crashes that year. Many of these crashes involve unrestrained passengers and alcohol, both contributing to many deadly crashes in the state. You must be ready to pursue a strong claim for compensation with a competent Wichita personal injury lawyer after being hurt by a reckless driver. The legal team at Bretz Injury Law is ready to get to work for you. Contact our offices today at 620-524-0080. 

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